Lin can't muster late game heroics in loss to Miami
November 14, 2012, 12:21 am TWN
TAIPEI--During the unfathomable run that propelled him to stardom with the New York Knicks earlier this year, Jeremy Lin was nearly perfect when games were on the line.
Lin has since returned to reality, however, and with a chance to be the hero for his new team, the Houston Rockets, against the Miami Heat, he fired an air ball from three-point range with 10 seconds left and his team trailing 111-110.
The Heat then went up 113-110 on two free throws before James Harden missed a three-pointer for the Rockets at the buzzer, forcing Houston to swallow a bitter defeat.
Lin, the first NBA player of Taiwanese descent, went 3-of-8 from the field, including two 3-pointers, during his 34 minutes on court. He had nine points, six assists and a rebound along with two turnovers.